Wednesday, October 22, 2008
"W" is for Whiffenpoofs
There's a quick mention of the Whiffenpoofs in Oliver Stone's "W." In a flashback to his Yale fraternity days, Dubya and his fellow pledges are made to sing the Whiffenpoof song while shivering in an ice bath. The lyrics: "We're poor little lambs who have lost our way. Baa! Baa! Baa!"
Fun fact: Senator Prescott Bush—Dubya's grandfather—actually was a Whiffenpoof.
And now, just so we get the whole family in to this post, here's a video of the 2008 Whiffs serenading former president George H.W. Bush.